Friday, May 22, 2015

Review: Candy and the Cankersaur - Jason Sandberg

Candy and the Cankersaur by Jason Sandberg
Genre: children's picture book
Published on June 17, 2012
Published by Jason Sandberg eBooks
Pages: 32
Read From: 5.16.15 - 5.16.15

This is the sweet and funny tale of a young girl named Candy and a Cankersaurus Rex! Candy receives a dinosaur as a gift and is determined to train him to be a good pet.


I don't normally review picture books because they are, quite frankly, very difficult to write reviews for. But Jason Sandberg contacted me and asked, and I thought, Why not?

Candy and the Cankersaur is a delightful, quick read with colorful, captivating illustrations. Not usually my preferred style, but kids will love it. Woven into Candy's tale of a workaholic dad and a mythical dinosaur that may or not may not be the best kind of pet, is also a lesson on jealousy, sharing, kindness, and spending quality time with your kid (or friend, too; the lesson can be applied to that as well). The "message" is obvious, but also not so in your face that it detracts from the fact that this is just a fun kids' story.

Even better, it's fast-paced enough and written playfully, so parents who will no doubt be required to read it over and over again won't feel like it's a drag. And it's a picture book that as kids grow older, they'll gain more from it.

Candy and the Cankersaur was a lot of fun and delightful. 

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